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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew; administration & form filling, built ESC stats.
The increasing volume of sextortion SPAM I get is quite extraordinary
and rather liberating given its comic lack of any basis. Interesting to
see the large increase in purchase-order, payment related scams too -
thank goodness our finance department are savvy (and run Linux Desktops).
Joined the LOT Network today; was
extraordinarily impressed and pleased to see Microsoft's unambiguously
good move of joining OIN - was wisely preceeded by joining LOT - to
avoid concerns about indirect trolling. Already had a great deal of respect
for Microsoft's engineers (having worked with some in the deepish past), now it
seems they have commercial people to match. If you read the MS Legal VP's
quote I linked - it is interesting that he traces their open-ness back to
open-sourcing ASP.Net in 2008. Miguel's Mono project combined with his positive
and constructive engagement with many good people inside Microsoft seems to
have yielded much sweet fruit in the end. Which is of course not to say that
the bad-cops did not play a role too, but - anyhow; most pleased at the positive
outcome for all.
Interview; mail chew, sync with Kendy & Eloy. Lunch with J.
Tried to restore the missing Mattermost to IRC bridge that just got
shut down; horrors. The lack of good nick / tab-autocompletion - plus the
insistence on requiring '@' before completing (which ambiguates itself via
other unusual fields) makes it deeply cumbersome to use for conversation.
Surely it is possible to learn to communicate effectively in a much more
constrained fashion - say with a lump of coal in your mouth; but why ? I
wonder if RocketChat copes with typing the 1st char of a nick, and tab to
All Saints, music group, chatted with people; back for lunch
with Lydia. Mended part of the creche door, back to All Saints to fit
it, odd issue with Organ bellows over-filling and triggering a relief
valve - interesting. Home to read stories, dinner late, iplayer, bed.
Up lateish, did some maths with E. and M. - read with H. and lazed
around with N. Out to David's for lunch - and enjoyed an Escape Room with
H,N,M & David.
Home for some hacking about in the garden, a fine dinner, cake for
David - and up late talking.
Interview(s) - still trying to find a good JS developer to work on
Online. Worked on catch-up calls with Eloy, Kendy, Miklos, lots of backed up
mails and tasks to do.
To the booth, another day of visitors; helped Jos pack things up,
back to the airport via a quick tour of the town. Picked up by J. bed
Discovered a local Netto - and stocked up to avoid being
charged an unbelievable amount of money for food in the show.
Met with a stream of customers left & right. Out for dinner
as a team in the evening; fun.
J. kindly dropped me at STN, flight to Nurnberg. Met an
interesting sales engineer working on Nuclear power stations in
Headed to the Nextcloud booth, spent some time talking
to customers, interested parties; lunch, wandered the show floor.
Out for a pleasant dinner at a nearby Italian place - staying
AirBnB just next to the venue; nice.
Got an anxious security mail from Microsoft to verify
that it was indeed me using my computer to access live.com; ended
up at this triumph of usability - do I click:
"This wa..." (grey) or "This wa..." (blue) ?
No tooltips. Mercifully Chrome's debug mode suggests that the
blue 'wa...' was the one to click if it was me.
Mail chew, admin, sync with Kendy, Eloy, Miklos, Andras
Picked up H. from her sleep-over (a garden shed full of small
girls), back to All Saints, H. played piano; fine shared lunch
afterwards. Enjoyed some organ playing with H. home, watched the
Princess Bride. Put tired babes to bed early. Started the new
Man in the High Castle series with J.
Relaxed with the babes, read stories, chatted with
small girls. H. out. Sophie over in the afternoon, M. and J.
out to the Higher childrens mission / event at Ely Cathedral.
Watched an Oceans movie.
Mail chew; admin. Poked distributors, until I found a
friendly one. Catch-up with JP in the evening. Out for Men of
Faith in the evening, nice Mexian meal.
Migration workshop; lots of interesting feedback. Lunch
together, got some good product feedback; flybe back to the UK,
trains home, late.
Up rather early; J. dropped at station; trains, admin
& projections in the airport. Arrived in Belfast, off to
Ulster Hospital. Great to meet up with the team there and to hear
the encouraging & amusing stories. Did battle with Tor, Mark &
Leslie's help with PatientCenter - a mix of VB5 and VB6 - and looking
for Java libaries too; fun. Up late writing slides.
Mail chew; built ESC minutes; mgmt team call.
Mail chew, AirBnB booking, lots of admin, customer call.
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